St Patrick's Quay, Cork
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Cork (Irish: Corcaigh, map) is the second most populous city in Ireland. Located by the banks of the River Lee, it is the county seat for County Cork, and largest city in the province of Munster, on the southern coast of Ireland. Covering 37.3 sq km (14.4 sq mi), Cork has a population of 120,000 (2011 estimate) within a metropolitan area of 274,000.
Guide to Cork HotelsYou can find here a list of Cork hotels that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.
More on CorkThe city of Cork began as a monastic settlement established by Saint Finbarr in the 6th century. When the Vikings arrived, they turned the settlement into a trading port for the import and export of material between Ireland and Scandinavia.
Pedestrian zone in Cork
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As with many other cities in Ireland, Cork went through a period of turbulence during the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Now that the country is once again at peace, Cork is developing as a regional retail centre, with a number of shopping malls. The city also has a pharmaceutical and IT industry, with a number of major companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Apple and Logitech having facilities there.
Cork experiences a maritime temperate climate. The warmest month is July, when the average high temperature reaches 18.5°C (65.3°F). Coldest month is February, when the average low drops to 2.6°C (36.7°F). The city gets a lot of rain, some 1,194 mm (47 in) per year, with January and December getting particularly heavy rainfall and the occasional snow.
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
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Visiting CorkCork Airport (ORK) is the second busiest in Ireland. it gets flights connecting it with major cities in Europe. Major operators include Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Wizz Air. Arriving at the airport, you can take the Cork Airport Express shuttle bus, the Bus Éireann public bus or taxi to get to downtown Cork.
The Cork Airport Express shuttle bus costs €5. It plies two different routes, so make sure you check the location of your hotel before boarding. Bus Éireann 226 plies the route between the airport and downtown Cork while Bus Éireann 249 stops at the airport between Cork and Kinsale. A trip by taxi to the city centre should cost you around €20.
Larry Tompkins Pub on Lavitt's Quay, Cork
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Places of Interest in Cork
Blackrock Castle, Cork
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Sights & Attractions near Cork
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